Global Supply Chain Management MSc
Year of entry 2023
- Start date
- September 2023
- Delivery type
- On campus
- 12 months full time
- Entry requirements
- A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in any subject.
Full entry requirements
- English language requirements
- IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component
- UK fees
- £13,750 (total)
- International fees
- £26,000 (total)
In today’s global marketplace organisations increasingly depend on effective supply chains to remain competitive. Managing global operations, logistics and supply chains is a crucial business function to ensure the timely movement of inventory around the globe.
This Masters degree, designed for recent graduates and early career supply chain professionals, combines the latest thinking and developments in management, international business and supply chain management. You will develop a critical insight into how organisations operate in the global environment.
Modules will equip you with an understanding of advanced theories and practical methods needed to analyse emerging issues in global supply chains, whilst also developing your industry relevant professional skills.
You’ll be taught by internationally recognised academics and business practitioners, providing hands-on analytics and problem-solving skills.
This course combines the latest thinking and developments in Management, International Business, and Supply Chain Management.
You will have access to knowledge from our specialist research centre, The Centre for Operations and Supply Chain Research (COSCR). As well as influencing teaching, the centre’s research has impact on policy and decision makers, management consultants, public and business managers, and our wider society.
Gain valuable, real word insight through regular guest lectures from senior figures with expertise in a range of management disciplines. We have partnerships with over 200 academic and business institutions worldwide.
Take part in industry trips to see supply chain logistics in practice and learn from real-life scenarios. Recent trips have included Clipper Logistics (Leeds), and Tata Steel (Sheffield).
Develop your problem-solving skills, practical techniques and critical awareness. Optional modules also allow you to develop analytical skills, which are highly sought after by employers.
Find out more about studying your Masters at Leeds University Business School.
Leeds University Business School has triple accreditation from the three leading bodies AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.
This course will introduce you to the key aspects of supply chain management and place them in a wider business context. The modules lay the foundations that will allow you to expand your knowledge in supply chain management, international business and management studies.
You'll focus on the problem-solving element of operations and supply chain management, and at the same time gain an awareness of key theories in international business, supply chain management and management studies.
You'll also develop practical techniques and a critical awareness of managing global logistics and procurement. You’ll explore digital transformation management and take further modules designed to build your professional skills.
All these aspects of your studies come together in your dissertation, in which you’ll conduct research on a topic of your choice in depth to demonstrate your knowledge and skills.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Global Supply Chain Management MSc in the course catalogue
Year 1 compulsory modules
|Managing Global Logistics and Supply Chains||15|
|International Business Theory||15|
|Commercial and Professional Skills||15|
|Operations and Supply Chain Management||15|
|International Purchasing and Supply Management||15|
|Digital Transformation Management||15|
|Innovation in Operations and Information Systems||15|
|Research Design and Analysis||15|
Year 1 optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)
|International Strategic Management||15|
|Business Analytics and Decision Science||15|
|Managing Digital Information Projects||15|
|Social Media Management||15|
|Digital Information and Organisations||15|
Learning and teaching
You’ll be taught using a range of methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops. The rest of your time will be spent in independent learning, which allows you to develop your skills in research and analysis.
Our Virtual Learning Environment will help to support your studies: it’s a central place where you can find all the information and resources for the School, your programme and modules.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
Assessment methods emphasise not just knowledge, but essential skills development too. This may include formal exams, group projects, reports, computer simulation exercises, essays and written assignments, group and individual presentations and reflective logs.
This diversity enables you to develop a broad range of skills as preparation for professional life.
A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in any subject.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
Improve your English
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Business Management and Enterprise (6 weeks) and Language for Business: Business Management and Enterprise (10 weeks).
We also offer online pre-sessionals alongside our on-campus pre-sessionals. You could study a part-time online course starting in January, or a full-time course in summer. Find out more about online pre-sessionals.
You can also study pre-sessionals for longer periods – read about our postgraduate pre-sessional English courses.
How to apply
We operate a staged admissions process for this course with selection deadlines throughout the year.
If you do not receive an offer in a particular round, you will either be notified that your application has been unsuccessful, or we will carry your application forward to be considered in the next round.
Please see our How to Apply page for full details and the application deadlines for each stage.
The ‘Apply’ link at the top of this page takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Documents and information you’ll need
- A copy of your degree certificate and transcript, or a partial transcript if you’re still studying
- Contact details for two academic references
- A personal statement
- An up-to-date CV
- Your approved English Language test* (if applicable)
- A letter of sponsorship, if you need one.
* Applicants who have not yet completed an approved English language test may apply for a Masters course prior to taking a test.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
University of Leeds Taught Admissions Policy 2023
This course is taught by
Leeds University Business School
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UK: £13,750 (total)
International: £26,000 (total)
Read more about paying fees and charges.
For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
Additional cost information
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs.
Scholarships and financial support
We’re offering 50 Business School Excellence Scholarships to UK and International students starting one of our Masters courses in 2023. These scholarships offer a 50% fee reduction and will be awarded to particularly deserving applicants who demonstrate excellent academic, professional and personal achievements.
You do not have to submit a separate application for our Excellence Scholarships - you will be automatically considered when your course application is reviewed.
International Excellence Scholarships (International applicants)
Masters Excellence Scholarships (UK applicants)
The pace of globalisation means there is high demand for graduates with knowledge and capability in managing international business and global supply chains.
As a graduate of this course, you will have the skills to pursue any role involving import/export or negotiations with international suppliers. You will be equipped to pursue opportunities within multinational organisations, companies involved in sourcing and delivering products globally, management consultancies connecting global firms, or as an entrepreneur looking to develop a global business. Our recent graduates work for a range of organisations including Tesco, Ikea, DP World, Deloitte and IBM.
Links with industry
Students on this course have the opportunity to engage with senior leaders from the world of business as part of our Leaders in Residence initiative. Successful and established business people will share their experience at speaker events and guest lectures to help you connect the theory of your course to real world practice.
As part of this course, our dedicated Professional Development Tutor will provide tailored academic and careers support to help you achieve your career ambitions.
You can expect expert advice and guidance on your career choices, help in identifying and applying for jobs, support to boost your employability, as well as one-to-one coaching on developing the professional skills you will need to start a successful career, and how to evidence these to prospective employers.
You’ll also benefit from the University’s award-winning Careers Centre, where you can access range of support to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions, even after you graduate.
Read more about our careers and professional development support
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